Planned Industrial Action Across Europe in April.

Please note that French air traffic controllers have another strike scheduled for Thursday 16th April. Once we (GTM) have confirmation we will update our customers accordingly.

Please also note that on Wednesday 22nd April there will be a national strike in Belgium which is expected to affect the entire Belgian rail network. This will also affect train services operated by Eurostar, ICE trains to Germany and TGV & Thalys trains to/from France.

French ATC Industrial Action: 24-30 June.

There remains a possibility, despite conflicting media reports, that Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) in France are planning to strike from tomorrow, Tuesday 24 until Sunday 30 June 2014.

The level of disruption is likely to fluctuate in different parts of France at different times of the day. It is expected that industrial action will disrupt numerous airlines’ services during this period and, also, for other services which overfly French airspace.

Information from the French authorities on the number of mandated cancellations is expected later today, therefore, we (GTM) strongly recommend that even if you are not flying directly to France, but are also flying to Italy, Span & Switzerland, that you check-in online for your flight/s. We will also be monitoring all of our customer’s flights for updates from the airlines whose flights are affected.

French ATC Strike.

Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) in France are planning industrial action from 1900hrs (local time) today, Monday 17th March, until 0600hrs on Wednesday 19th March.

We have been advised that numerous French public service providers will take strike action across France tomorrow, Tuesday 18th March, for 24 hours. This will include Air Traffic Controllers (ATC), which will mean flights to and from France, as well as flights that fly over French airspace, will be affected.

The ATC action actually begins this evening (Monday 17th March) at 1900 local time and will last until 0600hrs on Wednesday 19th March.

As a result of the strike action, all airlines have been asked to cancel a number of flights into and out of France. Additionally we would also like to advise you that public transport across France will be affected too and you should consider this in your plans to allow sufficient time to get to/from the airport.

We (GTM) have already checked our systems and are in the process of contacting all affected travellers.

European ATC Strikes 29-31 Jan.

Air Traffic Controller (ATC) in a number of European countries are planning to take strike action over the next few days (29-31 January).

Flights to Italy are expected to be the worst affected, however, other European flights may also be re-timed so that they operate outside of any strike action.

We (GTM) are actively assessing and contacting all of our affected customer’s bookings to advise on cancellation or re-booking. As always, we strongly recommend that you check in online for your flight in any event.